We understand that when you’re buying telemetry equipment, what you’re really paying for is the resulting data that is produced. You go through the challenges of deploying, managing, and monitoring your tracking devices for that all-important final dataset. We understand that what is most important to you is is the biology, so we have invested heavily in building systems to do as much of the logistical work for you as possible. If you want to talk about the finer nuances of data management, we are happy to have that conversation, but we pride ourselves in providing a level of service for our clients where you never have to worry about the practicalities of how your data is transmitted and managed.
Over a lengthy deployment, you need to regularly update the duty cycles and parameters on your trackers to optimize their performance as the characteristics of their batteries and solar panels change over time. Make sure that the telemetry equipment you buy has this capability. This map shows several years of a Turkey Vulture with data collected by a number of different configurations and duty cycles..
As every one of our GPS-GSM devices has an Internet connection, they are able to connect to our cloud servers to send their data and receive further instructions. Cellular Tracking Technologies manages all parts of the system for you to provide a highly reliable and centralized data repository. We worry about the complexities of high-availability, redundancy, and global networks so you don’t have to.
With most of the other telemetry options you have, you are completely locked-in to an operational cycle once you release your research subject. When challenges arise and when changes happen, you don’t have any ability to make changes on the fly to ensure the quality of your data. This is why Cellular Tracking Technologies does things differently. We have built a system where your GPS-GSM tracking devices and our servers work together to collaboratively manage your projects. We have built tools that allow us to remotely update the configuration of your devices and even the underlying software that runs on them remotely when you need it. Much like you hear about with the most advanced electric cars, we can even add new functionality to our hardware after it is deployed.
Our servers centrally manage all of your data so that it is always available and protected. At conferences, we have heard countless stories of losing entire datasets when a laptop crashed or a server went offline. One of the things that makes our customers different is that they do not have these stories to share. Our founding team started this company because they were biologists who needed better telemetry tools, and the system is built by biologists for biologists. We understand that building cloud management systems is a distraction from your research, so we handle as many of the logistics for you as possible.
Our online data management portal helps you to keep track of all of your devices from your office or anywhere you can find an Internet connection. You can download your data, interact with maps, and keep track of the health of your trackers with our easy to use visualizations and tools.
Online Data Download
If you’ve ever worked with a team on a developing data set, you understand how hard it is to make sure that everyone is on the most recent version of the data. Cellular Tracking Technologies maintains a single dataset for you with all of your most recent data to let you and your collaborators pull their data directly from the source. Gone are the days of emailing spreadsheets or making sure that you have the file from the shared drive with the most recent date in the filename. Simply download an updated export each time you need to run your analysis.